// Torn. Restored. Transformed.
A restoration. A reparation. A transformation. Just when you think the effect is over-- it hasn't even begun. A signature effect of International FISM winner Mathieu Bich for half a decade, this is a trick that defines visual magic. The restoration is a masterpiece of aesthetic perfection and technical fluidity. But what happens next will turn your mind inside out.
The motions are slow, methodical, logical, and smooth. If you were to take a card, rip it, and then restore it piece by piece-- this is EXACTLY what it would look like. Taught and performed by Chris Kenner in Las Vegas.
We first saw TnR in action months ago with a grainy, dark webcam video shot by Mathieu Bich. It looked like a clip from the Blair Witch Project. But instead of being filmed in the woods, it was Mathieu's living room. And there were no ghosts. Whatever, you get the point.
The video was clear enough to see the effect. We saw it. And our jaws dropped.
The effect starts off like any other torn and restored card effect. But as it progresses, it gets more and more insane. Each piece is shown SO fairly before it is visibly, simply, beautifully restored. There's not a single funny move in the entire routine.
85 minute DVD and Download shot in High Definition with intricate instruction by Chris Kenner, creator of the legendary Torn Asunder card restorationBy Karan S from india on 06/16/08I saw the preview of the trick and was fooled. I was shocked at how each piece was being restored so smoothly and when the card was turned i started shouting like mad.Then i got the explanation and when i saw the gimmick i stood up and started clapping for Mathieu Bich. Hands down the best torn and restored i have seen ever. Get it NOW!By Derrick M. from New York, NY on 12/16/07Amazing trick. Best gimmick that i have ever seen.By Justin from Vero Beach, FL on 12/14/07Having studied some of the other piece-by-piece torn and restored card effects, it's such a joy to finally have the ability to just take the pieces and openly, visibly stick them together-- no awkward handling, no split-second cover with the fingers, the pieces never leave sight as each fuses with the next.And as your audience marvels at the miracle before them, you get to watch from behind and marvel at the wicked genius of the method, smiling to yourself at the thought of the kicker still to come.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 18 December, 2008.